2016 Jeep Compass Sport 4WD

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Price:
$13,800
Stock # :
82339
VIN # :
1C4NJDBB0GD657232
Mileage:
81,919
Engine:
2.4L 4 Cylinder Engine 2.4 4 Cylinder
Exterior Color:
Other
Body
Sport Utility
Transmission:
Automatic
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Edmunds.com Ratings & Reviews

2016 jeep compass

Consumer Reviews from Edmunds.com

Overall Consumer Ratings
3.3
12 Total Consumer Reviews
5 Star - (33%)
4 Star - (17%)
3 Star - (8%)
2 Star - (33%)
1 Star - (8%)

Edmunds.com Consumer Rating (out of 5)

PERFORMANCE
3
COMFORT
3.4
INTERIOR
3.7
RELIABILITY
4.3
VALUE
3.9

Edmunds.com Expert Review

Edmunds Says

Aside from its low price tag, there's little reason to consider the 2016 Jeep Compass given the excellence of its competitors.

What's New

The range-topping Limited trim level has been dropped, and the Sport now comes standard with Bluetooth and satellite radio. The Latitude gets standard automatic headlights. A Sport SE appearance package replaces last year's Altitude package with similar content.

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PROS

Comfortable front seats; optional flip-down tailgate speakers; above-average off-road capability with Freedom Drive II; attractively priced.

Introduction

Despite obvious shortcomings, the 2016 Jeep Compass continues to be a steady seller, just like its cheap-Jeep sibling, the Patriot. There's little doubt that the Compass' rock-bottom starting price has a lot to do with it. Those baby-Grand Cherokee looks certainly don't hurt, either, and the Jeep name has enduring appeal for many shoppers. But that doesn't change the fact that the Compass is largely subpar and outdated when compared to the competition.


One of the 2016 Jeep Compass' few draws is its Grand Cherokee-lite exterior design.

To be fair to the Compass, it will go farther off-road than most compact crossovers if you select the Freedom Drive II off-road package. To get that capability, however, you'll have to make do with the power-sapping and generally unpleasant CVT. The five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions are more tolerable, but refinement isn't exactly a strong suit of any Compass configuration.

Jeep's newer small SUVs, the compact Cherokee and the subcompact Renegade, just do it all so much better. And if you compare the 2016 Compass to the likes of the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Hyundai Tucson or Mazda CX-5, you'll get an instant reminder of how far we've come during this crossover's many years on the market. Yes, these models are more expensive than the Compass, but there's a good reason for that. They're worth it.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2016 Jeep Compass is a five-passenger small crossover SUV available in two primary trim levels: Sport and Latitude. Two sub-trims -- Sport SE and High Altitude Edition -- add features to the Sport and Latitude, respectively.

Standard features for the Sport include 16-inch alloy wheels (upgraded to 17s if the larger 2.4-liter engine is specified), foglights, roof rails, air-conditioning, cruise control, manual accessories (windows, mirrors and locks), 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a tilt-only steering wheel, Bluetooth and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio and an auxiliary audio jack.

Options for the Compass Sport include the Power Value Group (full power accessories, heated mirrors, body-color trim, automatic headlights and remote keyless entry) and other option packages shared with the Latitude (see below). The Sport SE package adds 18-inch gray alloy wheels and matching gloss-gray body trim, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with integrated audio controls, heated front seats and upgraded cloth and vinyl upholstery.

The Latitude starts with the Sport's standard features and adds the contents of the Power Value Group as standard, plus chrome exterior accents, silver interior trim, a height-adjustable driver seat, the Sport SE's heated front seats and upgraded upholstery and steering wheel, a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system (with hard-drive music storage and optional navigation), reclining rear seatbacks and a 115-volt power outlet.

The 2016 Compass is one of the only vehicles in the Jeep/Chrysler/Dodge lineup that gets the brand's old tech interface.

The High Altitude Edition package, offered only on the Latitude, adds unique 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, additional chrome exterior trim, leather upholstery and a six-way power driver seat with manual lumbar adjustment. Other options unique to the Latitude include 18-inch wheels, a towing package and automatic climate control.

The Latitude is also eligible for three additional packages. The Security and Cargo Convenience Group includes remote ignition, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an alarm system, an upgraded trip computer, a USB port and voice controls. The Premium Sound group includes nine Boston Acoustic speakers (two of which swing down from the tailgate) with a subwoofer. The Sun and Sound group bundles the Premium Sound package with a sunroof.

Both Sport and Latitude can be equipped with the All-Weather Capability Group, which consists of 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, tow hooks, daytime running lights, an engine block heater and all-season floor mats. Every Compass is additionally eligible for the Freedom Drive II Off-Road Group, which includes 17-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, an upgraded all-wheel-drive system with simulated low-range gearing, skid plates, a brake-lock differential, tow hooks, a full-size spare tire, a heavy-duty alternator, an engine oil cooler and (for the Sport) a height-adjustable driver seat.

Finally, the Sport can be specified with the 6.5-inch touchscreen interface and rearview camera, though the navigation system is limited to the Latitude.

Powertrains and Performance

The 2016 Compass' base engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated at 158 horsepower and 141 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is standard on the 2.0-liter Sport, while the 2.0-liter Latitude comes with a CVT. Front-wheel drive is mandatory with the base engine.

The EPA estimates fuel economy at 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway) for the 2.0-liter Compass with the five-speed manual. The CVT drops those numbers to 24 mpg combined (22/26).

Optional on front-wheel-drive models and standard with all-wheel drive is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that produces 172 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. The five-speed manual is once again offered on the Sport, but otherwise the six-speed automatic handles the shifting -- unless you specify Freedom Drive II, which substitutes a CVT with a crawl mode that simulates a 4x4 vehicle's low-range gearing.

The Jeep Compass isn't the kind of Jeep you take off the beaten path, but Freedom Drive II offers some semblance of off-road ability.

With the manual and front-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter Compass is rated at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway). Add the six-speed automatic and you're looking at 23 mpg combined (21/28). With all-wheel drive, the 2.4-liter Compass returns 24 mpg combined (22/27) with the manual, 22 mpg combined (20/26) with the six-speed automatic and a woeful 21 mpg combined (20/23) with Freedom Drive II's CVT.

In Edmunds testing, an all-wheel-drive Compass with the 2.4-liter engine and six-speed automatic went from zero to 60 mph in 9.4 seconds, an average time for this class.

Safety

Standard safety features for all Jeep Compass models include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. Front-wheel-drive models feature inferior rear drum brakes, while all-wheel-drive models get disc brakes front and rear.

In Edmunds brake testing, an all-wheel-drive Compass came to a stop from 60 mph in 121 feet, which is a bit better than average for this class of vehicle.

In government crash testing, the Jeep Compass received just three stars out of a possible five for frontal impact crash safety.

Interior Design and Special Features

The Compass got a much-needed interior upgrade in 2014, but we're still less than happy with the industrial-grade plastics. Moreover, in this day and age, it's exceedingly rare to find a vehicle that still comes with crank-down windows and manual locks as standard. That's something to keep in mind if you're eyeing a low-priced Compass -- it might not be equipped with the features you expect.

Contrasting colors look great in photos, but the plastics feel cheap and chintzy in the real world.

The front seats are comfortable enough and adequately supportive for longer drives, though the seatback cushions are a little narrow for larger adults. Rear legroom is tight for this class, reminding us more of a compact hatchback than a typical high-riding, airy crossover. In terms of infotainment, the optional 6.5-inch touchscreen is older and less user-friendly than the 8.4-inch "Uconnect" interface found in most other Jeep and Chrysler models.

The Compass does offer some clever interior features, such as distinctive (and optional) speakers that flip down and out from the raised liftgate for beach parties and the like. However, the maximum cargo capacity of 53.6 cubic feet pales in comparison to rival crossovers. Behind the second row, the Compass' 22.7-cubic-foot cargo hold is also quite stingy.

Driving Impressions

The 2016 Compass' 2.0-liter engine keeps the cost down, but it's rowdy, underpowered and not all that great for fuel economy considering its modest output. Remember, too, that if you can't drive a stick shift, you're stuck with the decidedly uninspired CVT. The 2.4-liter engine, on the other hand, has enough pep to keep up with traffic, and there's little fuel economy penalty compared to the 2.0, though refinement isn't much better. The six-speed automatic is a big improvement over the CVT, but it still shifts too slowly for our tastes. If you opt for the Freedom Drive II off-road setup, the CVT is unfortunately part of the deal.

Ride quality is another weak spot for the Compass. The basic suspension design was sourced many years ago from the underwhelming Dodge Caliber hatchback, and it struggles to cope with today's well-worn urban roads. Expect a nervous, bouncy ride on such surfaces, with more impact harshness than you'll feel in most rivals. Handling is also below average, with an initial sense of control giving way to excessive body roll and vague steering in corners. At least you can do some respectable off-roading with Freedom Drive II, though other Compasses are unremarkable in this department.

Factory Installed Options

  • ENGINE: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V DUAL VVT

    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    • Gasoline Fuel

Standard Equipment at time of original manufacture release.

Convenience & Comfort

  • A/C
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Cruise Control
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamps
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Power Steering
  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Defrost
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers

Drivetrain & Engine

  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Gasoline Fuel

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio

Safety

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • ABS
  • Brake Assist
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag Sensor
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

Seat & Trim

  • Bucket Seats
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat

Tires & Wheels

  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Temporary Spare Tire
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

Value Added Features

  • Bluetooth Connection

Featured Equipment below have been confirmed on vehicle today. Additional equipment not listed may still be available.

Installed Features

  • 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • 120 Amp Alternator
  • 13.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
  • 1330# Maximum Payload
  • 4 Speakers
  • 4-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
  • 4.12 Axle Ratio
  • 50-State Emissions
  • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
  • 60-Amp/Hr 525CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
  • Aero-Composite Halogen Headlamps
  • Air Filtration
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Analog Display
  • Automatic Full-Time Four-Wheel Drive
  • Black Bodyside Cladding
  • Black Door Handles
  • Black Manual Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding
  • Black Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
  • Body-Colored Front Bumper w/Metal-Look Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Body-Colored Grille w/Chrome Accents
  • Body-Colored Rear Step Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
  • Cargo Space Lights
  • Carpet Floor Trim
  • Clearcoat Paint
  • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
  • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

 

  • Deep Tinted Glass
  • Delayed Accessory Power
  • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
  • Driver Foot Rest
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Electronic Transfer Case
  • Engine: 2.4L I4 DOHC 16V Dual VVT
  • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
  • Fixed Antenna
  • Fixed Rear Window w/Fixed Interval Wiper and Defroster
  • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Front Map Lights
  • Full Cloth Headliner
  • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 1 12V DC Power Outlet
  • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
  • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
  • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer and Trip Odometer
  • Glove Box
  • GVWR: 4,575 lbs
  • Hill Start Assist
  • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
  • Hydraulic Power-Assist Steering
  • Illuminated Front Cupholder
  • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
  • Interior Trim -inc: Chrome Instrument Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
  • LED Brakelights
  • Liftgate Rear Cargo Access
  • Lip Spoiler
  • Low Tire Pressure Warning

 

  • Manual 1st Row Windows
  • Manual Air Conditioning
  • Manual Anti-Whiplash Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
  • Manual Rear Windows and Fixed 3rd Row Windows
  • Manual Tailgate/Rear Door Lock
  • Manual Tilt Steering Column
  • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Outside Temp Gauge
  • Permanent Locking Hubs
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Rear Cupholder
  • Roof Rack Rails Only
  • Sentry Key Engine Immobilizer
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
  • Sliding Front Center Armrest w/Storage
  • Steel Spare Wheel
  • Streaming Audio
  • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
  • Touring Suspension
  • Uconnect w/Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
  • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
  • Variable Intermittent Wipers
  • Voice Recorder
  • Wheels w/Painted Accents
  • Wheels: 17" x 6.5" Aluminum